AUSTIN, Texas — The City of Austin's Housing and Planning Department has released the "2020 Blueprint Scorecard," which measures the City's progress toward its affordable housing goals.
According to the City, the scorecard measures goals outlined in the Strategic Housing Blueprint, a 10-year plan adopted by the Austin City Council in 2017. The plan aims to ensure the creation, preservation and equitable spread of affordable housing units in Austin and also aims to create affordability access to a wide range of incomes.
The 2020 scorecard found that there is a shortage of affordable housing for people making less than $25,000 per year, and affordable rentals are scarce west of Interstate 35. The scorecard also showed that Austin's highest employment growth in the last 10 years has been in the low- to moderate-paying jobs.
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